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Various Game Trailers #729

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 8:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Gekido [PSP] - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) 21 Days of Carnage Sweepstakes

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting at 12:01am on Tuesday March 14th, EA will host the "Burnout Revenge 21 Days of Carnage Sweepstakes," an online contest with one winner, every hour, every day for 21 days. Hourly winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing with prizes from Monster Cable, Alienware, Dolby, Logitech, Alpine, Plantronics, Dragon, Nixon, Etnies and EA.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.

'Mindscape Kakuro' Announced

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindscape today introduced the next puzzle craze to hit a PC desktop near you, Mindscape Kakuro. If you do Sudoku. Sometimes called "Cross-sums" or "Kakro", Kakuro is often referred to as Sudoku's bigger (and tougher) brother. The game operates along the same nine number principles as its forebear, only now a new dimension of complexity awaits puzzle fans looking for a fresh challenge.

'Auto Assault' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - v33670 Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project-Zero has released a small hotfix patch for its recently released Soldner: Secret Wars v33670 patch addressing some minor issues people might be experiencing installing the main patch while also fixing some keyboard/mouse problems.

Techland Confirms 'Chrome' Sequel In The Works

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland officially confirmed that it’s working on a sequel to 2003’s sci-fi tactical FPS game Chrome. The yet unnamed game will be based on the latest version of Chrome Engine, presumably ver.2007. Rumors and speculation about Chrome sequel have roamed around since last year’s Chrome SpecForce stand-alone mission pack release.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today SEGA announced that its Condemned: Criminal Origins has gone gold for the PC. In Condemned: Criminal Origins, gamers play Agent Thomas, an investigator in the FBI's Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through urban environments filled with sociopaths lurking in the shadows, waiting to destroy him.

'Gothic III' Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today confirmed that its epic role-playing game Gothic III will land on North American store shelves this fall. The announcement comes on the heels of news from worldwide publisher JoWooD that the title will be available in its territories in September.

'The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Deploys In Stores

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bold Games label and Tripwire Interactive announce today that the highly-anticipated World War II first-person shooter for PC, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, is shipping today and will be available in retail stores across North America by the end of this week.

No StarForce In North American 'Spellforce 2' Edition

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another strike against Starforce, as Bluesnews received the following, "Aspyr Media is responsible for publishing the North American release of Spellforce 2. We wanted everyone to know that Starforce will *not* be included in the retail release of this game. Starforce is being used in the demo in cooperation with the European publishers of the title, JoWood. We apologize for any inconveniences Starforce may have caused and would again like to reassure everyone that we have chosen alternative copy protection software for our final release product."

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires' (X360/PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires has reached gold status. DW5 Empires adds an Empires mode where you have to sign political alliances in order to conquer the Three Kingdoms, as well as a full coop mode. Contrary to DW4 Empires the new title not only has you deploy your generals but also command then once on the battlefield.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, and more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

'Video Game Voters Network' Launched

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new grassroots political network for gamers, Video Game Voters Network, officially launched today as a means for American adults who play computer and video games to organize and take action on important policy issues affecting the computer and video game industry.

'Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins' (PSP) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The beloved armored Arthur, with his renowned boxers in tow, charges onto the portable gaming scene as Capcom today announced Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins, an exciting side-scrolling action adventure game for the PSP.

'Night Watch' Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV USA announced today that it has signed Nival's tactical RPG Night Watch, asking players to take part in a millennia-old struggle of supernatural forces; a conflict of which ordinary humans are either completely oblivious, or in which they are unwittingly being used as pawns.

Win An 'OutRun 2' (ALL) Arcade Machine!

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine you're the passenger in an OutRun Ferrari racing down the highway at 200mph. What would you look like if you put your head out the window? SHOW US! Get a camera, get creative, and upload your picture to WIN! See your picture in the growing gallery of hopefuls, see how visitors rate it, and grab your chance at taking home a truly huge prize...

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza (known in Japan as Ryu Ga Gotoku) is a thrilling, PS2 exclusive, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

BioWare's New Austin Studio Working on MMO

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare has announced the opening of a new studio, BioWare Austin, based in Austin, Texas. It is the second of BioWare's studios and the first to be located outside of Canada. The new studio is working on a yet unannounced MMO, headed by former Sony Online executives.

Ghost Wars Now Known As 'Field Ops' - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive and Digital Reality are proud to announce Field Ops, previously known as Ghost Wars before Hip Interactive went belly up, bringing together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

'Culpa Innata' - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Culpa Innata is a story-driven, 3rd person game using a proprietary 3D engine with dynamic cameras and other technologies developed by Momentum AS. Using the classic mouse in a point and click interface, the game features a wide variety of organic obstacles ranging from logic puzzles to hi-tech gadget manipulation to dialogue and inventory challenges.

'Metroid Prime Hunters' (NDS) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo announced that Metroid Prime Hunters launches across Europe on 5th May 2006. A mighty race, now extinct, has left behind relics of their once-powerful warrior culture. Now bounty hunters from across the galaxy are racing against each other to lay claim to these relics to harness their power for themselves.

'Rengoku II: The Starway to H.E.A.V.E.N.' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson Soft is working on a sequel to last year's PSP action title, Rengoku: Tower of Purgatory. Enjoy all the fun of dungeon-crawling combined with all the fun of being a robot with a gun in your head in Rengoku II: The Starway to H.E.A.V.E.N. While there has yet to be an official announcement, check these new screens ...

'Auto Assault' Beta Weekend

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At 18.00 GMT on Friday 17th March, the European Auto Assault servers will open for a weekend to everyone who applies. Experience combat at speeds previously unseen in an MMO as the weekend will steadily gather pace and culminates in a huge in-game event that will mark the closure of Open Beta, scheduled to shut down at 23.59 GMT on Monday 20th March.

'Prey' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.

PC/Xbox Preview - 'WarPath'

by Paul Reith on March 13, 2006 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

WarPath is a fast-paced FPS game featuring a unique single player mode that allows gamers to battle for control of different territories, with each providing distinct strategic advantages. Once players have honed their skills in the single player missions, they can jump online and let the real action begin

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mage Knight Apocalypse is an action role-playing game based on the collectible miniature game from WizKids Games. Designed with a unique character leveling system and an unprecedented focus on team play, Mage Knight Apocalypse allows up to five players to embark on a cooperative or competitive journey through a war-torn fantasy setting.

'Super Princess Peach' (NDS) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On 26th May 2006 appearances are going to be deceptive, as Super Princess Peach fires her way into Europe exclusively on NDS. A classic 2D platform game, Super Princess Peach, features vividly colorful worlds and enemies reminiscent of those seen in the Super Mario Bros. series.

'Battle Castles' Gets Cheap With In-Game Ads

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rusty Axe Games has released an advertising-supported version of Battle Castles, making its price drop more than 50%. Battle Castles offers a unique blend of strategy, white-knuckle adrenaline-pumping arcade action, and retro gaming with state of the art polish.

PSP Review - 'GripShift'

by Kris Graft on March 13, 2006 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

GripShift combines high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience, featuring 6 unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles, insane twisting levels, power-ups, traps, races against the clock and multiplayer.

'2006 FIFA World Cup' (ALL) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA will celebrate the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany with the launch of the event's only officially licensed videogame, 2006 FIFA World Cup. The videogame will ship on all platforms including Xbox 360 in April 2006 in anticipation of the real-world tournament which begins in June. This first dev. diary talks about the stadiums.

'Alliance: Future Combat' - 53 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alliance: Future Combat is a tactical real-time strategy game that takes modern warfare to the next level. Take control of elite US troops or play as the leader of extremist forces in one of twenty action packed levels of futuristic combat.